Pete Davidson To Play Joey Ramone

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Pete Davidson will portray punk rock pioneer Joey Ramone in the biopic “I Slept With Joey Ramone” at Netflix and STXfilms.

The feature will chronicle the life and times of the legendary musician – born Jeffrey Ross Hyman in 1951 – who co-founded the group in New York’s Queens district in 1974.

The Ramones went on to be one of the first punk rock bands – stripping rock music down to its basics but upping the speed. They helped launch the scene around the downtown venue CBGB and, along with the Sex Pistols, helped ignite the British punk scene.

All four of the founding members have passed away, Joey dying from lymphoma in 2001. Joey Ramone’s estate has given the project, based on the memoir written by his brother Mickey Leigh, their blessing.

Jason Orley (” Time Adolescence”) is directing and he and Davidson are adapting the script.

Source: Rolling Stone

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